Sunday, June 13, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop

I love documentaries, especially ones that, like Banksy's new film, are made mostly from archived footage. Exit Through the Gift Shop highlights a fascinating subject (street art, pop art, and douchey copycat Hollywood artists) with a masterful narrative arc. I went in expecting to just see a movie about Banksy but it was much more complex than that -- it ended up showcasing a compelling and inimitable underground movement, and following its (and its much less-impressive spinoffs) rise to gallery prestige. Can't recommend this movie enough.

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